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Disease-specific quality of life assessment in intermittent claudication: review

Venkatasubramaniam, A; McCollum, P; Mehta, T; Chetter, Ian

Authors

A Venkatasubramaniam

P McCollum

T Mehta

Ian Chetter I.Chetter@hull.ac.uk



Abstract

Objectives: intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition that has a major impact oil the patients' quality of life (QoL) Generic QoL instruments often lack sensitivity to detect small but clinically significant variation in QoL. Disease-specific instruments may overcome this problem. This study aims to review, various disease-specific QoL instruments available for use in IC and make recommendations for clinical utilization based oil validity, reliability and responsiveness. Methods:a detailed literature search and extensive bibliography review of all papers relating to disease-specific QoL and IC. Results: several disease-specific QoL instruments arc available for use in patients with IC. The most notable of these are the Claudication Scale (CLAU-S), Sickness Impact Profile - Intermittent Claudication (SIPIC) and the VascuQoL The Walking Impairment Questionnaire (WIQ) is an objective measure of the patient's walking ability and not a QoL instrument. Conclusion: many of the questionnaires are new and have undergone only a limited validation process. More work is required in this field before any one disease-specific QoL instrument call be recommended for list in patients with IC.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Mar 31, 2003
Journal EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY
Print ISSN 1078-5884
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 3
Pages 202 - 208
APA6 Citation Venkatasubramaniam, A., McCollum, P., Mehta, T., & Chetter, I. (2003). Disease-specific quality of life assessment in intermittent claudication: review. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 25(3), 202 - 208. https://doi.org/10.1053/ejvs.2002.1837
DOI https://doi.org/10.1053/ejvs.2002.1837
Publisher URL http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/1078-5884/PIIS107858840291837X.pdf